Building permits are required for many types of occupancies in Oklahoma. The general classification for buildings requiring a permit are: schools, hospitals, churches, asylums, theaters, meeting halls, hotels, motels, apartment houses, rooming houses, rest homes, nursing homes, day nurseries, convalescent homes, orphanages, auditoriums, assisted living facilities, dormitories, factories, stadiums, warehouses, casinos, prisons and jails.
For a statewide list of cities, towns, counties and colleges capable of conducting building plan reviews and/or inspections, please click here. If the city, town, county or college having jurisdiction conducts the building plan reviews and/or inspections, it is not necessary to request building plan reviews and/or inspections by this Agency.
Fast Track Plan Reviews
In order to expedite review of building, sprinkler, alarm and hood suppression plans, you may choose to contact one of the individuals listed below approved by the Agency to assist with a faster review process:
JC Carroll (email@example.com)
Chad Nash (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ed Steiner (email@example.com)
NOTE: Fast Track fees will be payable to the plan reviewer in addition to the Agency’s customary plan review fees. This is strictly a voluntary option to complete the plan review process sooner.
Attention Architects, Designers, and Building Contractors
Please use one of the Transmittal Forms below when submitting building, sprinkler, suppression and/or alarm plans for review:
A fee is charged for all plan reviews. Please reference the Fee Schedule for all projects submitted.
Certain buildings require plans be designed by an Architect. Please refer to the Oklahoma Architectural Act for more information.
Visit the web site of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for read-only access to the NFPA codes and standards referenced in our state's statutes and/or regulations.
Those wishing to obtain a building permit must first determine if the property where said building is scheduled to be erected is on Tribal Lands. If the property is Tribal Lands our office does not have jurisdiction. In areas that are not Tribal Lands, those wishing to obtain a building permit must determine the authority having jurisdiction in the given area of the state where said building is scheduled to be erected. A number of cities will have the authority to enforce the state adopted building codes. Those cities not having such authority fall under the jurisdiction of the State Fire Marshal and must obtain a building permit from this agency.
A certificate of occupancy will not be provided by the State Fire Marshal's Office unless the building plans were reviewed and approved by this office.
To further assist with certain interpretations when designing plans, please see the State Fire Marshal Directives below:
Directive 2013-1 - Rescue Windows in Classrooms
Directive 2013-3 - Fire Watch Requirements
Directive 2013-4 - Fire Alarm Requirements for Additions to Existing Buildings and/or Remodels of Existing Buildings
Directive 2013-5 - Fire Alarm Requirements for Shunting Visual and/or Audio Distractions in Existing Buildings and/or Remodels of Existing Buildings
Directive 2013-6 - Fire Alarm Requirements for Shunting Gas Lines-Requirements for Additions to Existing Buildings and/or Remodels of Existing Buildings
Directive 2013-7 - Hood Suppression System Requirements for Cooking Appliances Used for Warming Purposes Only
Directive 2013-8 - Fire Alarm System Requirements for New and/or Remodeled Buildings without a Fire Hydrant within 1,000 feet
Find Out More About Residential Sprinklers
Fire Commission Resolution Supporting Residential Fire Sprinklers
Oklahoma Architectural Requirements Outlined
Requirements on Transmittal Forms and Purchase Order Payments
Plan Submittal changes
Office of the Oklahoma State Fire Marshal
2401 NW 23rd, Suite 4• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107
405-522-5005 • Fax: 405-522-5028 • TDD/TTY:1-800-722-0353
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